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Medical students develop software for pioneering electronic patient records

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:0305139a
  1. Clare Hughes1
  1. 1London

Two London medical students have designed a computer system allowing patients to access their electronic medical records at the scan of a fingerprint.

The Patient Access Electronic Record System (PAERS), which recognises patients using a fingerprint and identification number, is now available to patients at Wells Park Surgery in Sydenham, south east London.

Patients can also avoid queuing at reception to book in for …

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